Monthly Update

May update

And they are off to school...

The funds have been transferred and all 15 of our students in India are starting classes! Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible!

And they are back!

Last year we supported 5 students to attend Jamadianle Primary School in Cameroon. This year we are committing to 15 students! We are thrilled to be working with this school again. All 5 of our students from last year are back. In many poverty stricken families, school is the first thing to get cut because the fees are too high. Thanks to all of our wonderful supporters, these precious children will not have to face that problem. You can check out these students and sponsor them using the link below. 

 

http://www.oneworldtuition.org/students

And we welcome them.

Sikizana Trust in Kenya is the newest member to the One World Tuition family. They work with orphans and abandoned children in Mtito Andei, Kenya. We will be sponsoring two of their students while they attend university. You can learn more about them using the link below. 

http://www.oneworldtuition.org/students

March 2018 Update

Welcome El Shaddai Ministries!

We are excited to announce our newest school partnership located in Southern India. K. M. Johny Memorial Nursery and Primary School, run by El Shaddai Ministries, works to develop the Dalit community. The Dalit are the lowest caste of people and live below the poverty line. Many families are suffering without basic needs such as clean water.

The lack of finances causes students to drop out of school and begin working with their parents at a young age. This school works to better the lives of these families by providing the students with a quality education. We have 15 of their students in need of sponsorship on our site now. Please take a look at them and see if you might be able to help sponsor one of them. Consider gathering a church group, friends or family to sponsor a child together. Each student needs $175 to attend their next year of primary school.

http://www.oneworldtuition.org/students

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In late January, we sent funds to Uganda to send 20 students to school. The school we work with, African Child In Need, sent us this beautiful thank you letter to share with all of our supporters. 

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New Board Member

Introducing our new board member, Erica Wylie Wingo!

Erica Wylie has a Master's in Public Health. She works for Florida Department of Health. She spent 2 years with the Peace Corps in Cameroon where she worked at an HIV treatment center to provide care and support for people living with HIV. She worked in the community to give sexual reproductive health education to adolescent girls, young men and women. She has a passion for the world and loves to see children getting an education because it's the most powerful thing they can own.

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Painting with a Purpose Fundraiser


We had our first fundraiser in February at Painting with a Twist in St. Augustine, Florida. We had a blast learning how to paint while enjoying wine and snacks. We had raffle donations from Whetstone Chocolate, Mellow Mushroom, Edible Arrangements, Publix and several individuals. We had a great turnout and raised enough money to put several students through school!

February 2017 Update

It has been nearly two months since our first student, Alondra, was put on our site. The time is flying by. We only need $230 more for her tuition!

I've had a few questions this month about where your donation dollars go, so I'd like to take the time to explain that.

We are a 501(c)(3) registered with the IRS and the state of Florida. All donations are tax deductible. We will email tax information to all donors in January.

If you choose to donate through any student's page,( http://www.oneworldtuition.org/students/ ) the entire donation goes to them. We do not keep a dime.

If you choose to make a recurring monthly donation, (set up in the footer of the website) it will go to a student. When we get multiple students on the site, (coming soon!) it will go to whichever student has the closest approaching deadline.

If you click "donate" on the top right of our website, you can follow a link to donate to our operating costs. This will go to us, not the student.

If you would like to donate through check or cash, you can certainly do that as well. Please make sure to put a note with it to tell us if you want the money to go to students of operating costs. Checks can be made out to One World Tuition and be sent to the address below.

One World Tuition
P.O. Box 4561
St Augustine, FL 32084

We had a board meeting this weekend to discuss a new group we would like to partner with. If all goes well, we'd like to have some of their students on the site by early summer. 

Our most exciting news is that I am planning a trip to Nicaragua this year. I will be able to visit the school Alondra attends, the school she graduated from and the dump where she lives I will be able to interview new students for the site as well!

Thank you for your continued support. Together we can make a difference. 

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First Student on Website

The day has finally come folks! We have our first student on the website. We are so excited to have finally reached this day. This is Alondra Esmeralda Martinez Castro.

Alondra is from Matagalpa, Nicaragua and is going to be studying Tourist Administration and Hotel Management. She will be attending the Universidad Cristiana Autonoma de Nicaragua in March. We have just a month and a half to raise her tuition needs of $724. That's all she needs to attend her first year of school! Please help us make her dream come true by clicking on the link below to donate directly to her education. Every donation big or small makes a difference.

http://www.oneworldtuition.org/alondra
Click here to learn a little more about Alondra and to donate to her education.

Please share this with your friends and family. If we work together we can help her achieve her dream.

November 2016 Update

Hello Everyone!

We've been working hard to bring everything together to get this nonprofit up and running. The only thing we're waiting on now is to get the information from our students in Nicaragua to put them on the site.

We have all of our papers filed to be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. This means all of your donations are tax deductible. We will be sending tax info for our donors at the end of the year.

You can now find us on your favorite social media. Look us up on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for more updates. Our social media sites are still under construction, but are being work on diligently by our new Communications and Social Marketer volunteer. Please feel free to share our sites with friends and family to help get the word out. The more people who know about us, the more students we can help!

Please think of us when doing your holiday shopping this year. We are now registered with Amazon Smiles. If you click on the link below and select One World Tuition as your target charity, we will receive a small portion of each sale.

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/81-3844081 <http://oneworldtuition.us13.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=97191bb3291fea87c50db4f2d&id=b5fa49e25d&e=5d210f4a87>

 

Thank you for all of your continued support.

August 2016 Update

After my last month update I was put in touch with a woman who is helping me get all of my paperwork filled with the government for a fraction of the cost of a lawyer. 

I am so thankful for her help.

The Articles of Incorporation have been sent off. I am just waiting for approval on that so I can et the bank account opened and start a practice run on the website to make sure everything is functioning properly.

Playing the waiting game is hard.

In the meantime, I am still working my way through the Nonprofits for Dummies book. It has helped me to create a budget spreadsheet to help me better keep track of the finances.

There are still a few finishing touches I need to do on the website. These things require the knowledge of people with real web development knowledge and not just me with my ability to watch how-to videos. I have been spending a lot of time talking with web developers and I am slowly getting the last few pieces put together. 

Thanks for all your support!

July 2016 Update

I have been talking with a few lawyers this month to get an idea of their price range and what they can do to help get the nonprofit status. I found one that I love but is out of my price range.

Lawyers are expensive, so I will be filling out all the paperwork with my Nonprofit for Dummies book. Thankfully, this book is really helpful.

Most of the issues I've been running into during this process is based on the fact that I do not have official non profit status yet. I am putting all of my effort into getting the paperwork moving so the problems will take care of themselves.

I was able to get a business P.O. Box and write the Articles of Incorporation. This is the first step to getting the 501(c)(3) status. I should be sending them off to get approved by the state of Florida in the next week or two.

June 2016 Update

It turns out, getting this website going is a lot of work! I have spent the last month watching countless how-to videos to make everything function properly. The design side of it is fun but time consuming.  It has bee a huge learning process but it will be worth it!

I am now focusing on how PayPal will work with the site. Once I figure out how the financial side of the site will work, we will be able to put our first round of students up!

We have two different schools lined up that we are working out details for. The first, in Cameroon, will be added shortly (hopefully). The second, in Nicaragua, will be added late this year or early next year. These two schools are going to be a great start. After that we will begin to look into expanding into other schools. 

Thank you for all your support!